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Adaptively supported adaptability

  • This paper presents an adaptive and adaptable system and its evaluation. The system is based on a commercial spreadsheet application and provides adaptation opportunities for defining a user- and task-specific user interface (new menu entries and key shortcuts for subrouting names and parameters, changing default parameters). The development following a design-evaluation-redesign approach has shown that adaptations are accepted if the user has the opportunity to control their timing and content. This does not necessarily mean that the adaptation is initiated and performed by the user alone (adaptability). On the contrary, the strictly user-controlled adaptation is too demanding for the user. The paper shows how the user's own adaptations can be supported by the system by initial adaptive suggestions showing the rationale of adaptations and the way to perform them.

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Author:Reinhard Oppermann
URN:urn:nbn:de:kola-1886
Parent Title (English):International journal of human-computer studies (1994) 40, S. 455 - 472
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of completion:2008/01/17
Date of publication:2008/01/17
Publishing institution:Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Universitätsbibliothek
Release Date:2008/01/17
Tag:adaptive system
Number of pages:26
Source:International journal of human-computer studies (1994) 40, S. 455 - 472
Institutes:Fachbereich 4 / Fachbereich 4
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG